The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Author(s): Gavin Pretor-Pinney

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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

The Cloud Collector's Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney is for anyone who loves to cloud gaze and wants to extend beyond cumuli-nimbus and cirri-stratus forms. They will love this perfect little book.  Pocket size and well illustrated, it lays out a myriad of cloud occurrences, and a point system as an incentive to collect sightings of each one.  With witty tongue-in-cheek descriptions and lovely turns of phrase ('Clouds are like expressions on the face of the sky') it would be a great gift or a fun self-indulgence. - Maclean
 


Product Information

From the author of the bestselling THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE comes the essential aid for everyday cloudspotting

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organisation he set up to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of the bestselling The Cloudspotter's Guide. He lives in London and Somerset.

General Fields

  • : 9780340919439
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : June 2009
  • : 142mm X 119mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gavin Pretor-Pinney
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 551.576
  • : 112
  • : 138 colour photographs